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Carlyle haunted by Game 7 regrets

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07:17 AM ET 05.17 | Generally speaking, Randy Carlyle is about moving forward -- but Monday's season-ending collapse against the Bruins came with a special kind of sting. [Carlyle] won't be able to let go, just yet. And in the endless loop of the game replayed in his head, the coach admitted at Thursday's season-ending press conference that there were regrets. No. 1 was questioning who he had on the ice when Patrice Bergeron tied the game in the final minute and No. 2: If only he had implored those he did have out there to stay aggressive. ... "The situation we were in right after the game, the frustration -- you are hurt, you are stunned, all the words used to describe living that," Carlyle said. "It's almost like you go into a state of depression."

Toronto Sun

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May 17, 2013  07:45 AM ET

If only he had implored those he did have out there to stay aggressive. ...

would he need to tell them that?

May 17, 2013  07:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Calling Dr. Heimlich.Never mind, it's too late.

Kevorkian was called first

May 17, 2013  07:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If only he had implored those he did have out there to stay aggressive. ... would he need to tell them that?

Apparently... because they sure as hell didn't.

May 17, 2013  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If only he had implored those he did have out there to stay aggressive. ... would he need to tell them that?

I am always amazed by this stuff. Why in the world would you have to "motivate" these guys?

May 17, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I am always amazed by this stuff. Why in the world would you have to "motivate" these guys?

They were motivated. They just didn't know what to do. After the Bruins second goal, Randy should've called a time out to settle them down.

May 17, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Leaf Nation and Fan Nation lost a good one on May 4th.

Out of respect for the later I will not post anything negative about Toronto for a week.

RIP Baun-ded=PH in MOTION

May 17, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Leaf Nation and Fan Nation lost a good one on May 4th.Out of respect for the later I will not post anything negative about Toronto for a week.RIP Baun-ded=PH in MOTION

I'm sorry to hear that.

May 17, 2013  09:25 AM ET

The Leafs need to pick up their big boy pants, just like the Bruins did after they blew a 3-0 lead against the Flyers 3 years back. They went on the next year to sweep the Flyers in the semis and go on to win the Stanley Cup.

May 17, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Leaf Nation and Fan Nation lost a good one on May 4th.

Out of respect for the later I will not post anything negative about Toronto for a week.

RIP Baun-ded=PH in MOTION

Wondered who you were referring to yesterday...

Indeed - a good one.

May 17, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The Leafs need to pick up their big boy pants, just like the Bruins did after they blew a 3-0 lead against the Flyers 3 years back. They went on the next year to sweep the Flyers in the semis and go on to win the Stanley Cup.

That Game 7 win might just turn into a Stanley Cup for the Bruins. The Leafs created a monster.

May 17, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Leaf Nation and Fan Nation lost a good one on May 4th.Out of respect for the later I will not post anything negative about Toronto for a week.RIP Baun-ded=PH in MOTION

+1
Fare the well Baun-ded=Ph in motion

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May 17, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Oh come on man...

This week is the worst week.

NBCSN insisted on replaying the final period & OT about three times last night.

I guess they felt compelled.

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May 17, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Regrets? I've had a few,
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course -
Each careful step along the byway,
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

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May 17, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Will miss you Chuck.

May 17, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I haven't watched a second of hockey since. I don't plan to.

Seriously?

That's crap.

 
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